15 Water Parks around Southwest Ohio

Summer is here which means its time to take the family to the water park! Get your sunscreen and floaties out- the water awaits.

Aqua Adventures Land of Illusion

May 27-September 4

Our inflatable floating obstacle course includes 65 pieces that range from launch pads, to cliffhangers, to halfpipes, and action towers! First, you’ll swim out to a starting point and start your journey across inflatable bridges, twists and turns, and of course, at any moment that cool refreshing water is just waiting for you to slip up and start again! Come cool off and try your hand at this adventurous thrill-seeking experience for all ages! Don’t forget the HUGE climbable iceberg,  smack dab in the middle of the lake! We have our main course, which is for all guests that are 43 inches or taller. We also have a smaller miniature course for all the lil’ adventurers that are 42 inches or shorter!

Adventure Reef Water Park

May 27- Labor Day

This 3-acre outdoor aquatic facility, built in 1990 and renovated in 2011, is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The water park features the highest and fastest slides in Montgomery County. Additionally, a splash pad, large water playground and plenty of deck seating and chairs greet water park guestsPass holders enjoy special benefits at Adventure Reef including early entry, exclusive use of the park on Sundays.

Fairfield Aquatic Center

May 27- September 4

Splash around at the Fairfield Aquatic Center this summer. Water-based activities for everyone include:

  • Climbing wall
  • Diving board
  • Large swirling water slide
  • Spray ground

Kirkwood Camp & Adventure Park

May 27-September 3

The 212-acre facility features a lake with AquaGlide obstacle course, pine canopy trail, rentable gaming area, picnic grove, Mama’s Kitchen and beach. Kirkwood Adventure Park is open daily. Children 5 and under are free while it is only $23 each for the rest of the family for the entire day.


Oxford Aquatic Center

Memorial Day-Labor Day

-Zero-depth activity pool with kiddie area
-Aquatic play structure with slides
-Family slide
-Lazy river
-Basketball hoops
-Large open-flume slide
-Separate 8-lane competition pool
-Diving boards

Soak City at Kings Island

May 27-September 4

With more than 50 water activities, including 36 water slides, Soak City offers entertainment options galore for all ages to experience. Soak City is the premier water park in the Cincinnati area and is included with your Kings Island admission.

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Sunlite Water Adventure at Coney Island

May 27

Sunlite Water Adventure: Where Moments Become Memories! Get together with friends or family and enjoy the summer vibes of the nation’s largest recirculating pool, race down the twists and turns of the 130-foot Twister water slide, or dare to dive from our 9-foot board at Cannonball Cove!

Little ones will love more than an acre of shallow water to splash and play while mom and friends catch up and share good times together right there with them. And when the kids start feeling a bit adventurous, Typhoon Tower offers them a splash pad with more than 70 interactive play stations to explore and enjoy.

Troy Aquatic Center

May 27-August 20

Sunbathers can enjoy the large grassy areas and the lounge chairs throughout the facility. For those who prefer to avoid the direct sun, there are ten giant Funbrellas, which shade a 20-feet diameter.

Stop by our Boogie Board Café for concessions. We feature items such as pretzels, hot dogs, pizza slices, chips, ice cream and beverages, along with a variety of candies. The concession area also provides shaded umbrella chairs and tables.

The Troy Aquatic Park offers a variety of program opportunities such as adult hour lap swimming, water workouts and swim lessons.

Wake Nation 

May 27-August 13

A Cincinnati water park like no other! At Wake Nation’s aqua park (giant, floating, inflatable water park), you’re never too old to be a kid! Choose the mild section designed for ages 6+ or either one of the two larger sections with more thrilling features designed for the “bigger” kid in all of us! The Aqua Park at Wake Nation is most popular with ages 6 to 16.

Calypso Cove Family Water Park

May 27- September 4

Bring happiness to your whole family for many summers to come at the Calypso Cove Waterpark! With a zero-entry pool, water slides, play structures, and more, there is something for everyone in our water park! Calypso Cove has a number of attractions and family-friendly features so the entire family can have fun in the sun together!

Silverlake The Family Place

May 20

We have something for the whole family to get active, have fun, and live a healthy life together. Along with our fitness center, cafe, outdoor water park, indoor aquatics center, social events, classes, gymnastics, taekwondo, and more…we’ve now added our Active Entertainment Center. It’s 55,000 sq. ft. of fun for all ages! Our members only club brings together State-of-the-Art Fitness, Programs and Family Fun! Check out all that Silverlake has to offer!


Memorial Day-Labor Day

Whether you want to race to the bottom on a body slide or catch some waves in our wave pool, our park fills your summer days with fun!

Kentucky Splash WaterPark and Campground

May 27

The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center is home to the Kentucky Splash Water Park. The center includes an 18,000 sq. ft. wave pool, a lazy river, a kiddy activity pool plus a triple slide complex and a double slide tower!  Also an 18 hole miniature golf course and an arcade.  Stay and Play at our 25 site full hookup campground including water, electric, sewer, and cable with Wi-Fi and a bathhouse, in addition to six (6) tent sites but without utilities.

Hurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom

May 27-September 4

Enjoy endless fun under the Kentucky sun with a hassle-free, adventure-filled escape to Louisville’s Daycation. Laugh, slide and play all summer with more than 70 family-friendly attractions, including sparkling wavepools, towering slides and pint-sized rides all in the heart of Louisville, KY!

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Worth the Drive:

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opyland 

Indoor open year round

Guests can highlight their summer with over-the-top fun at SoundWaves. Open year-round, the 4-acre, upscale water attraction features an indoor and outdoor area boasting multiple thrilling rides like Nashville’s only FlowRider®, a lazy and rapid river, eleven suspensful waterslides, a giant wave pool, multi-level play structures, and adult only pools. Indoors, guests can also enjoy an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock climbing wall, game tables, and more. The only guaranteed way to access the water attraction is to purchase a SoundWaves Experience Package or the Summer of More + SoundWaves Package.

27mayAll DayAqua Adventures Land of Illusion Opening

27mayAll DayAdventure Reef Water Park Opening

27may12:00 pmFairfield Aquatic Center Opening

27mayAll DayKirkwood Adventure Park Opening

29mayAll DayOxford Aquatic Center Opening

27may11:00 amSoak City Opening Weekend

27may10:00 am8:00 pmConey Island Opening Day

27mayAll DayTroy Aquatic Center

27mayAll DayWake Nation Opening Day

27mayAll DayCalypso Cove Family Water Park Opening

27may11:00 amSomerSplash Opening

27mayAll DayKentucky Splash Water Park Opening

27mayAll DayHurricane Bay at Kentucky Kingdom Opening

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